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The Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH – Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung in Göttingen is a primate research and competence center that does basic research. It concentrates on three main areas named Organismic Primate Biology, Infections Research and Neurosciences. The DPZ maintains four field stations to do research on and with primates. Furthermore it is one of 95 research and infrastructure establishments of the Leibniz Association

We are seeking a highly motivated


for a research project in the Junior Research Group Herpesviruses at the German Primate Center. The contract will be for three years.

The proposed research aims at the identification of host factors for the replication of the Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and the related rhesus monkey rhadinovirus. The applicant will make use of a CRISPR-based library screen available in our lab. The project will include bioinformatic techniques and different approaches for candidate verification, such as infection and replication assays, protein biochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Requirements for this position include the ability to handle different tasks concurrently as well as a keen interest in virology, in the application of bioinformatic approaches, and a problem-solving mind set. The applicant should have hands-on experience in eukaryotic cell culture. Programming skills are not required but would be welcome.

Qualified applicants can apply to become members of the Emerging Infectious Disease branch (EIDIS) of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).

The appointment at the DPZ follows the applied regulations of civil service. The classification follows the TV-L. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential consideration. We kindly ask you to indicate in your application if you are disabled.

Please send in your written application including all certificates until July 31th 2019 under key word “PhD Host Factors” to Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH – Leibniz Institut für Primatenforschung – Personnel Office – Kellnerweg 4 – 37077 Göttingen or via mail to

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